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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dobro - Guitar type name sounds like Russian "добро"

I have just enjoyed beautiful bluegrass music by famous "Seldom Scene" group. That was a live concert we attended in Glen Allen art center this evening.

Particular pleasure was listening virtuously paling on Dobro, strange looking guitar with "Russian" "good" name.

I looked up the word on Wikipedia and indeed that "Dobro" instrument name was invented having in mind the Slavic meaning of the word!

Check yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobro  :
'The name originated in 1928 when the Dopyera brothers formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company. "Dobro" is both a contraction of "Dopyera brothers" and a word meaning "goodness" in their native Slovak, and also in Slovenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Russian and Polish. An early company motto was "Dobro means good in any language."'

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